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Division Speech Contest

2019 Division Contests

End of March and beginning of April is always time to enjoy the division speech contests. This year, Division B and Division C had their International Speech and Table Topics contests on Saturday March 30, followed by contests of Division A and Division D on Saturday April 6. Big thanks to all contestants for their

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Candidates for the 2019 – 2020 District Leadership Team

The District 49 Leadership Committee has screen, reviewed, and interviewed all candidates for the District Executive Committee for the upcoming Toastmasters year starting on July 1st, 2019. The candidates are: John Coleman, ACB, CL District Director CandidateSepiuta Holakeituai, DTM Program Quality Director CandidateTrisha Evans, DTM Club Growth Director CandidateKory Ikeda, ACB, ALB Club Growth Director

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Initiation Meeting of the Catalyst CLub

The Catalyst Club is an Advanced Club in District 49 dedicated to ensuring that the Chartered Members using the traditional legacy manuals are supported to attain their Distinguished Toastmaster Status. They are supported by DTM mentors who will guide them in ensuring they are able to complete their Speaking requirements as well as their Leadership

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Kenn Nishihira on Think Tech Hawaii

Think Tech Hawaii is a non-profit digital media organization focused on technology, energy, diversification and globalism to the future of Hawaii. It broadcasts on a local television and Oceanic Channel 16. Today, David Tasaka, a guest host, who is also a Toastmaster and member of Abe Lee Toastmasters, interviewed District 49 Director Kenn Nishihira. Kenn

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Kenn Nishihira

More Love, More Joy, More Happiness

While most of us may have entered Toastmasters to learn to make speeches, that benefit is but the beginning of the good which may come to us and the good which we may do for mankind. Ralph Smedley MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT DIRECTOR People that know me often tell me that I am crazy for toastmasters.

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Sepiuta Holakeituai

Let Them Know We’re Toastmasters!

MESSAGE FROM CLUB GROWTH DIRECTOR Mālō e lelei & Aloha my District 49 Ohana! Our fierce leader, DTM Kenn Nishihira has chosen a great theme for our year: “Let Them Know We’re Toastmasters!” As we show others the blessings we’ve received as members of this great organization, the people of Hawaii will be enthusiastically searching

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Rose Kirland

What a Wonderful Year It’s Been!

MESSAGE FROM PAST DISTRICT DIRECTOR Aloha fellow Toastmasters! It seems like yesterday that I penned my first message in the new term 2017-2018 back in July. And look where we are now… nearing the close of the term on June 30, 2018. We started out the year with the positive vision to go “Beyond Barriers”

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Bobby Cravalho at Downtown Business Associates

The first and only Hawaii’s Accredited Speaker Bobby Cravalho joined Daena David at her Downtown Business Associates Club meeting for a photo op. Pictures to be used for future marketing campaigns of Toastmasters District 49. Im May and June 2018, Bobby and Daena were featured in several TV and radio appearances promoting Hawaii’s Toastmasters District

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2018 Spring Conference Contest Winners

International Speech Contest 1st place – David Kapaku 2nd place – Amos Balongo 3rd place – Sarah Hambeck   Table Topics Speech Contest 1st place – Donna Clayton 2nd place – Joan Chatfield 3rd place – Amos Balongo   Photos by Kyle Nishioka

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Open House Schedule

Open House is the best opportunity to try the Toastmasters experience near you. Here are upcoming open house meetings of Hawaii clubs: